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Mus setzeri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Mus setzeri
Species Authority: F. Petter, 1978
Common Name/s:
English Setzer's Mouse, Setzer's Pygmy Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Monadjem, A. & Coetzee, N.
Reviewer/s: Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because, this species has been collected from a wide area, and is probably locally abundant. There are no major threats, and the species occurs in a number of well-managed protected areas.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been recorded from northeastern Namibia, northwestern Botswana (although there is a single record from southern Botswana) and two records from western Zambia. It has been recorded at an elevation of 1,100 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Botswana; Namibia; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on population status. The species is poorly represented in museum collections, suggesting that it is not abundant, however, this may also reflect a lack of collecting effort.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a poorly known species. In Botswana it has been recorded from the fringes of pans and wetlands in relatively arid habitats (dry savanna). In Namibia, it occurs in dry savanna and also in short grassland. This may be an insectivorous species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Namibia, it has been found in the Waterberg and Khadoum protected areas. In Botswana, it has been recorded from the Okavango and Moremi in Botswana.
Citation: Monadjem, A. & Coetzee, N. 2008. Mus setzeri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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